Fly Fishers' Republic

Duncan Loop Knot

May 25, 2006/p>

by Raif Killips

Duncan Loop Knot

Use this loop knot to tie your fly on and leave it loose for maximum action. Tighten by pulling slowly on the tag. Ease the knot tight and adjust the loop size by sliding the knot up or down the standing line. The Duncan Loop works well with streamers and nymphs.


All knots should be moistened before tightening. The idea is to reduce friction and heat generated as the fishing line tightens against itself. If a knot chaifs as it tightens it may significantly reduce the working strength of the leader. Old and sun damaged line will show poor knot strength.